Trading is like any other discipline. You need to work, you need to practice, in order to become perfect. There is no other way around, although for some it will be easier, for others a bit harder. It happens that freshmen want to do everything by themselves and they lose money in the end. A great part of them will be discouraged and will quit. Some will use the Olymp Trade demo account for a long time until they will feel comfortable enough to try the real one.
Most of the time I write from my own experience, from what I have learned during my adventure with trading. But this time I chose to do something different. I wanted the “beginners” to take a stand and speak about trading from their perspective. I asked each and everyone the very same question: What do you consider as the most valuable lesson you have learned after one month trading at Olymp trade? The answers were somewhat similar, so I gathered them here and now I am presenting them to you.
“Just follow the market”
Often people think they can predict the direction of the market. Occasionally, they are fortunate enough. But more often than not the situation on the market will be just the opposite. This is why the best advice is to find out where the price is heading.
As I wrote in numerous guides, it is a good idea to enter the trade depending on where the price is moving. The green candle clearly indicates that the price is going up. This is the moment when you ought to make a purchase. Trying to go against the market will usually result in losing money.
“Always determine the moment you will close the transaction beforehand”
It is not difficult to enter the trade. You simply click the Buy or Sell button. But then you may face losing money. You should always specify the exit point before you start trading.
In case of trading options, it can be for example a minute. And then you observe the market and indicators and calculate the probability of making a profit with your trade before the time runs out.
“Always have in control impatience and greed”
There are plenty of new traders who dream about quick wins. They imagine entering the trade once or twice and then hurrying to the bank with a smile on their faces. But real trading is not like that. You need to spend the great deal of time analyzing the markets and waiting for the right signal.
Greed can cost you a lot. This particular emotion stands behind many wash-ups of the trading accounts. New traders (but not only new, some experienced traders make this mistake too) invest large sums on one trade because they want to make big money fast. And then they lose.
Take some time to analyze the markets, to review your strategy before you enter the trade. Putting up to 5% of your account balance on a single trade is what I recommend.
“Do not have more than one trade opened at a time”
It is not the best idea to open a large amount of trades at the same time. It will only maximise your market exposure. If it happens that most of your trades fail, adding up all your transactions you will lose a great deal of money in a very short time.
“Trade using higher time frames”
It is just easier to analyze longer time frames. The price movements are observed every millisecond. As time goes by, you are able to identify the trend and avoid those fluctuations. I would say to set 5-minute or longer time frame, especially if you are a newbie.
“Develop your own trading strategy”
You can notice that every successful trader has his own strategy. Building a unique strategy makes you more disciplined in following it. It is also easier to improve or rebuild it in case it will look like it doesn’t work.
Maybe a month seems to be a too short time to gain experience. But I’m telling you, any time spending trading is valuable. You learn important lessons with every new trade you make, no matter is it a win or a loss.
What is the lesson of great importance for you after trading one month only on the Olymp Trade platform? Tell us all about it in the following comments section.
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